Concept-based learning allows students to apply a single concept to many different problems.
At MathSP, our coaches use a novel approach to teaching known as Concept-based Learning. A strong understanding of foundational concepts is important to performing well in any subject or standardized test. Our students learn specific concepts and strategies then practice working through sample questions that relate to a particular concept or strategy.
In MathSP tutoring sessions and test prep courses, questions are grouped according to concept so that students are able to grasp the consistencies between similar problems. Students understand that if they are comfortable with a finite number of concepts, then they are able to take their knowledge of those concepts and apply it to an infinite number of questions. No matter the question, our students are able to identify the concept(s) tested and use the most effective approach and strategy to solving that question.
Advantages to Concept-based Learning
Concept-based Learning helps students to:
- Learn and master essential concepts that make up the backbone of standardized, state, and computer-based exam questions
- Identify the specific concept tested on a particular question
- Solve questions grouped by concept to see parallels among different problems stemming from similar concepts
- Recognize and understand the numerous ways that questions are written and concepts are tested